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SurferJoe46
20-11-2005, 06:06 AM
Found an interesting article about the folly of NOT getting SP-2 for XP.

SP-1 is not enough to protect from this exploiter. It has a lot to do with swamping the memory allocation functions area.

There is some news about Win2000 here too and it's vulnerabilities.

Here's the article: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/11/18/poc_attack_target_unpatched_win_bug/

pctek
20-11-2005, 08:40 AM
" providing systems are properly firewalled then attacks should fail."

SurferJoe46
20-11-2005, 08:43 AM
" providing systems are properly firewalled then attacks should fail."


Yeah, but...isn't that what SP-2 really is...a good firewall?

Prescott
20-11-2005, 09:08 AM
no, the windows firewall is crap